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Christchurch Gondola

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Address: 10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-384 0310
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Description: For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central...
For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central city), enjoy a relaxing ride to the summit of the Port Hills. Spectacular 360 degree views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour, the majestic Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Plenty to see and do - experience the Time Tunnel Ride, go shopping, relax and enjoy a snack or beverage at the Red Rock Cafe.
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The ride was great the views from the top amazing well worth the trip to the top a must do while in Christchurch

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Warners Bay, Australia

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Warners Bay, Australia
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The ride was great the views from the top amazing well worth the trip to the top a must do while in Christchurch

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great family fun, fantastic 360 degree views from the top, plenty of photo opportunities and the restaurant up op does a great lunch!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a must do when in Christchurch. The Gondola takes you up to the rim of the old Bank's Peninsula volcano where you will experience a breathtaking view of Christchurch, the Peninsula and Canterbury. Great photography shots too and lovely walks a long the rim of the volcano, which is extinct. The ride up is so safe and fun... More 

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review . We are glad you enjoyed the fantastic views and exploring the surrounding walkways. Tasha :) More 

Ashburton, New Zealand
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A great view and nice attraction, good view from the top of Chch and lyttleton harbour. The time attraction is worth having a look at.

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear you had a great experience and enjoyed the breathtaking views Christchurch and Lyttelton Harbour. Tasha :) More 

Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

for the tourist in all of us this is the best way to see the natural beauty that is Christchurch.at only $20 a ride worth the cost but be warned it is much higher than it looks from the bottom.cold at the top.

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thanks for your review .We are very happy to hear you enjoyed fantastic 360 degree views of Christchurch City and Lyttelton Harbour. Tasha :) More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Went with a friend and it was her very first time on a Gondola and she loved it. We were also pleasantly surprised that there was a nice little Journey through the past exhibit/attraction. It was very windy on the day we went but the views from the top were awesome. We also spent some time in the gift shop... More 

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback! Happy to hear you both enjoyed yourself. Tasha :) More 

Toowoomba, Australia
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

A lovely gondola ride up to the top overlooking the harbour and Christchurch. Great little ride and good gift shop. A must do!!

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and for your recommendation on visiting the Christchurch Gondola. Tasha :) More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Recommended for tourists, you can get great view of Christchurch on a beautiful day. There are also a couple a nice walks near by. I took my dad there and he absolutely loved it. If you find it's a bit expensive you can buy a bookme voucher, which is around half price during week days.

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Christchurch Gondola and sharing your wonderful experience with fellow TripAdvisor members . We appreciate you sharing this as a highly recommended experience. Tasha :) More 

Newcastle, Australia
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

A revisit from before the earthquake. Wonderful views and a nice place to enjoy a cuppa. We remember the restaurant - now a cafe.

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Thank you for revisiting the Christchurch Gondola and enjoying your visit once again. Tasha :) More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Well run attraction, superb views across the city, New Brighton and Lyttleton, the port of Christchurch. Buying season tickets for Christchurch trams and Gondola definitely the best way of doing it. I visit NZ every year and it's still great. Good value for money.

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Thanks for your review. We appreciate you sharing this as a "must do" experience. Tasha :) More 

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